This most recent release in the Osprey "Master Class" series (designed to give the modeler the “biggest bang for the buck”) is printed with a hard cover and a spiral binder holding 192 pages loaded with easy to follow text and color shots of “how to” sequences. It also gives us beautifully completed models by Brett Green, world renowned master modeler, as well as highly talented folks such as Roy Sutherland, Mick Evans and others. It is designed to be a “workbench” book that will stay open (thanks to the spiral binding) when put down. Although this book is described as a “guide for the serious modeler”, it goes well beyond that, and should appeal to the “curious” among you that wonder (as I have so many times) “now how the hell did he do that !?” If you fall into that category, you will find this reference publication a must include for your personal library.
The group of subjects are numerous and interesting. The book begins with the build of a "state of the art" injection molded kit straight from the box, then into limited run kits, conversions, even improving snap tite kits, resin kits, kit bashing, upgrades using resin and photoetch, super detailing and more.
From a personal standpoint, I may be a really old dog, but I still learned a few new tricks from this impressive collection of modeling techniques. I will take this opportunity to congratulate Brett Green for a job well done here. Many thanks to Sara Batkie at Osprey Publishing for the review sample. Visit their website at www.ospreypublishing.com for more information on this and other Master Class Publications.
Most high recommended.